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Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman Set For Premiere On February 13th!

BlogTalkRadio, the world’s largest social broadcasting platform, in conjunction with noted veteran soap opera journalist Michael Fairman, announced today the launch of a  new live interactive Internet radio series Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman that will debut on Thursday night, February 13th!

The monthly hour and a half show will originate Thursdays starting at 10pm EST/7pm PST, and feature prominent in-studio and call-in special guests, cast members, and movers and shakers involved in the hottest network daytime and primetime soap operas and web series. Hosted and produced by Michael Fairman, during each broadcast Michael will bring his brand of engaging chat, entertaining and lively interviews, humor, and soap knowledge.

Listeners can tune in at: Each live episode is also available as a downloadable podcast via and iTunes. Fans can also listen live as the episode streams at Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps

Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman will give soap opera fans the opportunity to call in and ask their burning questions, share their point of view with each broadcast’s special guest about their latest storylines, the hottest topics, and/or the latest controversy. In addition to exclusive interviews with the biggest stars of the genre on each episode, one lucky fan will have their very own “Soap Intervention”. Another will get to  test how well they know their favorite soap character against the actor who plays them, and Fairman. Plus, the series plans on featuring signature guest segments that will take a look at the biggest soap moments each month, and the naming of the standout performances from your favorite soaps!

On his return to hosting a live online radio series, Fairman offered up, “It’s an exciting time in the soaps. All four daytime dramas have received renewal pick-ups from their respective networks. The primetime soap operas continue to be popular, and are having a renaissance; and some of the most creative work is being done by beloved favorites of the genre on the web. With that said, I felt strongly that this was the time to launch a new series that hopefully will be become a listening destination and extension of the soaps for the most avid of fans!”

So will you be part of Michael Fairman’s Soap Nation and tune-in to the new show?  Let us know!

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great news, I will listen congrats michael fairman. We all love you here, in canada. I live in vancouver bc. my boyfriend and I love you michael, you do a wonderful job, in giving us, the scoop on our soap operas. Best of luck michael, we will tune in.

Will you ever do interviews with Sharon Case?


cool, kewl, cooooool !!

I will eagerly listen

Best wishes for a very successful run!!! Will be listening….and who knows, maybe even participating. :0)

Of course I will listen!!!

Congratulations Michael!!! Great news… have missed your podcasts!!! Have missed your hangouts!!! Can’t wait… you are the best… wish it were more often than monthly… but happy you are back on with us!!!

I will be listening and calling in! I cannot wait for this to launch! You’re fantastic Michael!

Count me in! I enjoyed Fairman’s occasional podcasts and those weekly shows related to TOLN but… well…

Anyway! This is great news. The more broadcasters, cablecasters and streamers hear the passion we have for daytime drama then perhaps the genre can maximize this resurgence after a decade of cancellation carnage. I still dream daytime will have new dramatic programming in the future. It is too important a daypart to plaster with repetitive chat show chin music, lame reruns, dismal court shows, and derivative rehash.

Let’s talk about it, Michael!

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51st Daytime Emmys: Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa Receive Talk Show Host Nominations

On Thursday, nominations were announced in the Outstanding Talk Show category for the upcoming 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards. 

Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo, All My Children) coming off his first-year as co-host of ‘Live” with real-life wife, Kelly Ripa scored his first Talk Show Host nomination along with Ripa who has been nominated previous times.

Joining Mark and Kelly in the race are: Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, The View
Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, The Talk and
Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall.

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As previously reported, The Talk is coming to its end when its upcoming 15th and final season ends in December of 2024.

The 51st annual Daytime Emmys are slated to be broadcast and stream live on CBS and Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th

Look for the full list of nominations to drop on Friday morning at 12 noon ET/9 am PT.

So, are you rooting for Kelly and Mark to win their first Talk Show host award together? Comment below.

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Mark Consuelos Celebrates One-Year Anniversary as Co-Host of ‘Live’ Alongside Kelly Ripa

Today, April 17th marks a full-year since Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo, All My Children) took over the co-hosting duties of ‘Live” alongside his wife, and longtime co-host, Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley, All My Children).

Consuelos replaced Ryan Seacrest who are six seasons decided to be back on the west coast full-time. For Consuelos, now having the opportunity to work off of Ripa as co-hosts has been something of adjustment for him, but viewers have been eating it up.

Live with Kelly and Mark has remained the No. 1 entertainment talk show on television over the past year, growing 3% in average total viewers to 2.23M per episode.  It is also the most-watched daytime talk show in the last year in key demos of women 18-49 and women 25-54. All of this, since the real-life marrieds teamed-up.

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Speaking with Deadline, Kelly Ripa shared why the two are gelling on-screen, “I do think that there is something very possibly relatable about our relationship. We have disagreements like a normal couple, and we’re not afraid to let them unfold on the air and in front of America, and I think people find a lot of themselves in that.”

Mark weighed in how he has progressed as a host, and what he could improve at, sharing, “I’d like to get better at my interviewing skills. I’d like to get better at reading a teleprompter…I think I’m getting better at throwing to commercial. The other day in the middle of the show as we go to commercial, my sign off was ‘See you guys around.’ I mean, the show wasn’t over. The most obvious thing to say would be, ‘We’ll be back right after this.’ But I just said, ‘See you around.’ So we went to commercial and one of the producers (goes) ‘What was that?’ I don’t know… So for the next few sign offs, as a joke, I’d say ‘See you around.’ We got a kick out of it.”

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Meanwhile, Kelly has given huge props to Mark, “I find Mark utterly compelling, really interesting, super funny, and he’s bold in a way like nobody else. He says what’s on his mind. If he’s thinking it, he says it.  I’ve done this a long time and oftentimes people will adjust their natural personalities to pander to what they think the audience wants to hear, and Mark will tell people what he thinks, and he doesn’t care if it’s not a popular opinion. It gives him an edginess that I think is really missing in the landscape today. Everybody’s so afraid to say anything, and Mark is unafraid to say exactly what he’s thinking.”

In a statement, Debra O’Connell, President News Group and Networks, Disney Entertainment shared, We could not be more thrilled with how Mark has seamlessly joined the show family as permanent co-host. His undeniable charisma and his and Kelly’s natural chemistry are evident as they deliver the laughs and smiles to our viewers each morning. We are incredibly proud of how Live has continued to evolve and that the audience is responding so enthusiastically.”

So, do you think Mark Consuelos is the best co-host his wife Kelly Ripa has ever had on ‘Live’? How would you say he is doing as co-host after one full year on the job? Comment below.

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Susan Lucci Joins the Cast of Jonah Hill’s Movie ‘Outcome’

Look who will be part of the ensemble cast in motion picture and film star Jonah Hill’s new film project! That’s right, none other than Susan Lucci (ex-Erica, All My Children).

According to Deadline, the daytime television icon joins other notables including Laverne Cox and David Spade who have been added to the cast of Outcome. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Matt Bomer (ex-Ben, Guiding Light) and Cameron Diaz.

In Outcome, which is written by, and will be directed by Hill, the dark comedy centers around Reef (played by Reeves), a damaged Hollywood star who must dive into the dark depths of his past to confront his demons and make amends after he is extorted with a mysterious video clip from his past.

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Soap fans know that following her iconic run as All My Children’s Erica Kane, Susan went on to be featured in Lifetime’s Devious Maids in the role of Genevieve Delatour.  Since her Pine Valley days ended (when AMC was canceled in 2012), Susan has appeared in numerous shows and made numerous appearances.  n December of 2023, Lucci was awarded the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Outcome will debut on Apple and is an Apple Studios production. The film marks the latest collaboration for Hill and Apple Original Films, who are also developing a Grateful Dead biopic with Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions, to be directed by Scorsese, with Hill starring in it and as one of the producers of the project, as well.

So, intrigued to see what kind of role Susan plays in Jonah Hill’s new film ‘Outcome’? Comment below.

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